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    Re: Solution? bees sucked onto Bushkill vent.

    I made a variation of a "Bushkill" vac using the motor from an old canister vac, mounted inside the top box. Both air intakes are in the bottom board, so any bees that get near the "extra" intake are...
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    Re: New from Michigan

    Greetings from Newaygo!.
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    Re: OSB for telescoping covers?

    Thanks for the replies, Am planning using aluminum flashing over the top. Painting the inside sounds like a good idea, just to be safe.
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    OSB for telescoping covers?

    I need to make a bunch of telescoping covers. Have lots of 3/8 OSB, is it safe to use in a hive.
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    I use cedar shavings from Tractor Supply,(small...

    I use cedar shavings from Tractor Supply,(small animal bedding), its cheap,lights easy, smells good, & makes nice smoke.The cedar is a good pest repellant.
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    Re: Busy Week in Central Michigan!

    Darb, 50 feet! Wow, that is a long way up. 20 feet is enough for me when hanging onto a branch full of bees. Hope you can entice the down.
    Both batches I got last week are doing really well, I think...
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    Busy Week in Central Michigan!

    Received a call Tuesday from a lady looking for some to get a swarm out of a tree in yard. Went over that evening and caught a Large swarm from a branch about 20 feet up. Luckily she did not mind me...
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    Re: Michigan Newbee

    Thanks for all the welcomes!!
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    Michigan Newbee

    First time beekeeper. Got my first bees 6 weeks ago, A feral hive living in an old pop-up camper. They completely filled up under a bench. It was a little more than I expected, But I managed. Now am...
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